Kopiographic images are a perfect fit in a variety of situations.
Kopiographic images are fun and approachable, and, most importantly – they make drawing accessible to everyone, regardless of their skill level.
Staring at a blank page with an expectation that something creative needs to happen can be really overwhelming – especially for a student who doesn’t identify with being ‘artistic’.
The same Kopiographic image will provide equal benefit to a student who has never drawn a picture before in their life, all the way up to the professional artist.
Really, the pages are all about opportunity. They are not a structured, systematic way to approach ‘how to draw’.
Think of it like a guided sketchbook. There is a foundation there, but what gets done with it is open.
A beginning student may just outline with simple, thin lines.
The next time they do an image, they may add a little shading or texture. They may explore line thickness and play with contour.
In another image, they may add some depth or perspective.
Kopiographic images are simply meant as a starting point.
Kopiographic images are not designed for a specific age group.
They are designed so that any image can be enjoyed by any age and any skill level.
A beginner may simply put down an outline around the shapes, whereas a more advanced artist may work with shading, contour, depth, perspective, texture, etc.
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We have an entire page dedicated to the definition of Kopiography.
I guess it depends on your perspective… We believe that Kopiography mostly isn’t tracing.
Yes, Kopiography uses shapes as drawing guides & you can ‘trace’ on the edges of those shapes.
But Kopiography really is so much more than that. Kopiography simply provides a foundation to draw on top of.
When people talk about tracing, they are typically referring to putting a piece of tracing paper over an image in order to try and copy the image below.
Each drawing can take anywhere from a few minutes up to a several hours, depending on how much detail the artist wants to focus on.